lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a dark hazy brown colour with a small head. Aroma of roastiness, chocolate and floral hops. Flavour of rich roasted malts, bread, a bit of chocolate, floral bitterness and resin. Medium bodied. Quite soft. Good.
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego.
Pours dark ruby red color with a version sized beige head. Licorice and roasty malt on the nose, very faint hops and coffee. Bitter malts and chocolate on the flavor, faint coffee, mild hops and orange, some licorice too. Quite good even though the hops are not that crisp anymore, I like the licorice here.
tiong (5219) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a smooth head. Aroma of faint chocolate maltiness, caramel, syrup and toffee. Taste is sweetish, caramely and chocolatey malty with some syrup, toffee and faint hints of hops. Finish is sweet, slightly stuffy and mildly syrupy with hints of chocolate, licorice and toffee. Okay.
laiti (7695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma has licorice and some nuts. Also piney hoppiness. Flavour has licorice, nuts, resin, grapefruity hops and some mild nettle notes. Great balance.
Niko100 (2325) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted caramel malt, pine hops, dark fruit, & citrus; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, chewy caramel/toffee, pine hops, dark fruit, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Interesting & good.
Mark_Eck (1250) - - AUG 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are bitter with pine resin and caramel.
DCLawyer (1941) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from Churchkey Avery Cellar event. Draft->snifter. Dark amber with lite tan head. Chocolate, tar, coffee grounds, with some floral and pine hops. Quite bitter finish. Pretty good.
Mep3222 (936) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piney resin hop aroma with some floral and a Caramelized malt backing. Taste is malty with a bitter hop finish, but enough malt to balance very well. Nice dark Caramelized malt, very hoppy, very full flavored. Nice beer but feels very bold. Not sticky palate but a sipper for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a black IPA, but a "brown" IPA. And it is that. Strong DIPA all the way around. Malty notes are more brown than black -- slightly milder. Good.
Meilby (9820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel room, Fairfield Inn, Flushing, NY
Pours slightly hazy reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cocoa, milk chocolate, orange and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long cocoa, milk chocolate, caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Very nice hoppy brown ale.